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Barlaston shape cream jug - Summer Sky pattern - 1962

Barlaston shape cream jug, photo M. Coupe, © Wedgwood Museum
    Barlaston shape cream jug, photo M. Coupe
    © Wedgwood Museum

This Barlaston shape cream jug is made of two different layers of clay. The interior layer is cream coloured and the exterior one is coloured in a pale blue, creating a colourway known as "Summer Sky". These two layers are fused together. The handle is formed from the cream-coloured clay only. The idea of two coloured clays being fused as one body was developed by Norman Wilson in 1936. Wilson also designed the majority of the Barlaston shape range.

This Barlaston shape cream jug is made of two different layers of clay. The interior layer is cream coloured and the exterior one is coloured in a pale blue, creating a colourway known as "Summer Sky". These two layers are fused together. The handle is formed from the cream-coloured clay only. The idea of two coloured clays being fused as one body was developed by Norman Wilson in 1936. Wilson also designed the majority of the Barlaston shape range.

  • Type of object: Teaware/cream
  • Mark: WEDGWOOD
    11S62
    [Impressed]
    WEDGWOOD
    of ETRURIA
    & BARLASTON
    MADE IN
    ENGLAND
    SUMMER SKY
    [Printed in green]
  • Year produced: 1962
  • Body: two-coloured clay ware
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Accession number: 8960
  • Dimensions: 116 mm (height), 175 mm (width, handle to spout), 120 mm (depth)

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    Norman Wilson - Designer (1902 - 1985)

    Norman Wilson was born in 1902 and a master potter, designer and inventor. He was Works Manager at Etruria from 1927, Production Director from 1946 and Joint Managing Director from 1961. Norman Wilson was educated at Ellesmere College and graduated as a silver medallist from the North Staffordshire Technical College. He worked for a short period with his father who was also a china manufacturer before emigrating to Canada where he broke in polo ponies. He was recalled to the Wedgwood company by Frank Wedgwood who appointed him Works Manager at Etruria in September 1927. Norman Wilson was responsible for the introduction of the first gas-fired tunnel ovens at the factory as well as a wide range of new bodies, shapes and glazes. Mr. Wilson during the period 1930-1960 experimented and produced a wide range of Ornamental items such as vases and bowls in a range of ceramic bodies, and exhibiting a wide variety of glazes. He died in 1985. His son, Andrew Norman Wilson (best known as A.N.Wilson), born in 1950, is a writer, newspaper columnist and broadcaster.